Australian Standard AS 2380: Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres - Western Australia


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to use any electrical equipment in a hazardous area at the site of a mining operation. Australian Standard AS 3000 defines the term hazardous area.

You must ensure that the design, construction and testing of any electrical equipment which you use has been certified by the manufacturer as complying with this standard. This Standard sets out requirements for the construction of electrical equipment that will be used in explosive atmospheres.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 WA

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Mine Safety

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: 100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia, 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8010
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)